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Duo 12th June 2005 07:47 PM

Record collection
 
This is not a post I often have to make. haha


I've recently obtained a record collection of some 17000 albums, of which about 97% appear to be in mint or near mint condition.

The entire collection is classical, baroque, romantic period music.

If you wish, I can post some of the labels on which they are pressed.

Does this normally happen to people?? lol

leadbelly 13th June 2005 03:56 AM

!

audio-kraut 13th June 2005 04:24 AM

As a canadian fellow citizen, i find your posting really unpolite - who the hell is donating something like that to me?

I just wish you don't have the space to store them, the rats eat the labels and you lose your job because you can't do anything else because you have to listen...and you wear out the needles and have no money to buy replacements

Hah, thats gonne teach you to brag..:D

fcel 13th June 2005 04:28 AM

Is that 1,700 or 17,000? What's the story behind it?
If you got all that for free, are you going to share?

audio-kraut 13th June 2005 04:47 AM

Quote:

If you got all that for free, are you going to share?
Hey, thats only between us canucks - stay outta there!

Try to get things for freeandnotlettingourcowscrossthebordergonneshowyou whatitmeanstobecanuck

soongsc 13th June 2005 04:52 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by audio-kraut


Hey, thats only between us canucks - stay outta there!

Try to get things for freeandnotlettingourcowscrossthebordergonneshowyou whatitmeanstobecanuck

Need to get closer to the equator to live things up!

audio-kraut 13th June 2005 04:57 AM

Wrong - just because we are freezing our behinds off half of the year does'nt mean we aren't lively - just the opposite - when you stay put, you freeze, gotta keep moving.

Duo 13th June 2005 06:08 AM

For one, i said 17000, not 1700. And two, I'm not bragging about them.

I simply wish to know if this is considered a large collection or not and perhaps some good ways of storing, maintaining, and keeping these.

Thanks

soongsc 13th June 2005 06:45 AM

How much time did you spent on opening them up and examining them?

You are asking how to store these? I would do it for you, but we're a little humid here.:D

Being serious, you actually want to know what's the best way to store them. Right? How were they originally stored?

audio-kraut 13th June 2005 07:08 AM

I would recommend you get a whole bunch of Ikea "ivar" shelving units.
Records should be stored upright, and under dry conditions.
I have about 1500 and need a shelf 42" wide by 84" high, so you need about 11 - 12 of those shelfs.

A cheaper alternative - with low SAR are milk crates. Those are stackable - on the sidewalls, the records - remember - always upright.

If you are really taking care of the collection - purchase yourself a cleaning machine.

How do you intend to play those? Do you own a player already?
Your question of how to take care lets me doubt that.


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